Memphis Attractions

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Attractions in Memphis, Tennessee

Center for Southern Folklore - Experience the people, music and traditions of the region. The Center for Southern Folklore is dedicated to maintain and to teach others about the Southern Culture with exhibits, food, music and a whole lot of history!

Children's Museum of Memphis - The Children's Museum of Memphis creates memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs for all ages.

Coon Creek Science Center - Within the grounds of Coon Creek Science Center, lies one of the most important fossil sites in North America. Acquired by the Memphis Museum System in 1988, this property contains a treasure lode of superbly preserved Upper Cretaceous marine shells and vertebrate remains left there 70 million years ago when the water of the Gulf of Mexico receded.

Davies Manor Plantation - The oldest home in Shelby Country, Davies Manor Plantation has been preserved as it was in 1807, when the first European settlers made their way across the Mississippi to head west.

Golf and Games Family Park - Enjoy put-put golf, the driving range or our game room. We provide great entertainment for the whole family. We are proud to say we have one of the "Top 100 Driving Ranges in America". So come spend a day at one of the largest Family Entertainment Centers in the business.

Graceland - Do you enjoy visiting celebrity mansions? Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland Mansion, in Memphis, Tennessee. The full Graceland experience will take you from Elvis’ humble beginnings through his rise to superstardom.

Lichterman Nature Center - The Center features exciting new exhibits, lush gardens featuring native wildflowers and trees, and a tradition of excellence in environmental education set in the midst of 65 acres of lake, meadow, and forest. Home to a wide variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - The Brooks is a place where you can experience the transformational power of art. As one of the largest and most innovative art museums in the American South, the Brooks is recognized nationally for the museum’s innovative educational programs, continual community outreach, and world-class art collection.

Memphis Riverboats - Like Mark Twain, you can ride on a paddle wheel boat and relive a romantic era in American history. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Stax Records, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, all called Memphis home. So, the river city is a natural choice for this museum. Highlights of the museum's permanent collection include several Elvis costumes, B.B. King's guitar, and Dick Clark's American Bandstand podium.

Memphis Tours - By vintage bus or by carriage. By trolley or by train. By limo or by Cadillac - Memphis tours are often as unique as our famous Memphis sites and attractions. You haven’t begun your Graceland tour until you pull up in your styling ’55 Caddy or ride in The Backbeat Bus- featuring musicians performing live. Stretch your legs with a Memphis walking tour or roll down the Mighty Mississippi on a Memphis Riverboat.

Memphis Zoo - The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Come and interact with our wonderful animals. We have Pandas, Bonobos, Hippos and so much more. Be sure and visit the Primate Canyon.

Mississippi River Museum - The museum is comprised of 18 galleries that showcase 10,000 years of history in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. The exhibits detail early inhabitants in the valley to modern day transportation and contain over 5,000 artifacts.

Mud Island River Park - Trace the twists and turns of the Mississippi River following the River Walk. Learn about the shipping of cotton on the river and the musical history made in cities along the river, from New Orleans Jazz to Memphis Blues and Elvis. The Mud Island Amphitheatre on the island hosts concerts in the summer.

National Civil Rights Museum - While speaking on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You can relive history here by visiting the balcony and Dr. King's room, restored as it was when he was here to support the Sanitation Worker's strike.

Sharpe Planetarium - Journey to distant galaxies, explore the solar system and settle back in a comfortable seat in the Sharpe Planetarium as you take a cosmic voyage through the universe.

Sun Studio - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Johnny Cash - they all recorded here at Sun Studio. Founded by Sam Phillips in 1950, this studio became the heart of the Memphis sound.

The Pink Palace Family of Museums - Welcome to the Pink Palace Family of Museums, a wide-ranging collection of historic, educational, and technological attractions maintained by the City of Memphis, Tennessee. Some of the finest attractions and exhibits in the country are operated by the Museum Family, including the Pink Palace Museum, the Crew Training International IMAX Theater, the Sharpe Planetarium, The Lichterman Nature Center and the historic Mallory Neely and Magevney Houses.

Woodruff-Fontaine House - This 1870s house is part of Victorian Village, where the few homes in Memphis dating from the 1800s have been preserved and restored. In addition to the furniture and decorative arts displayed inside, the house also has an exhibit of clothing from the Victorian era.